Category Archives: Retina Problems

Floaters Explained

  What are floaters? Most of the volume of the eye is filled by viscous fluid called vitreous humor. Vitreous is attached to a thin film of nerve tissue in the back of the eye, called retina. In kids this vitreous is completely jelly-like (imagine clear colorless Jell-O). As we age, however, the gel starts […]


Your Child’s “Red Eye” in Photos is a Good Thing!

  The red eyes that you often see in photos are called a ‘red reflex’, are caused by the reflection of light off they eye’s retina. You’ll be surprised to learn that some ocular cancers can be detected from the missing red reflex in a photo! A sign of concern is seeing a white reflex […]


The Importance of Annual Eye Exams

Regardless of your age and health, routine annual eye exams are important. In a comprehensive eye exam, so much more than your vision is being evaluated. A simple vision screening is that which you undergo at the Department of Motor Vehicles, or at your family practitioner’s office. However, the condition and health of your eyes […]


I am seeing flying spots – Am I imagining things?

“Doctor, I think I am going crazy, I keep seeing a black fly and when I try to hit it, it’s not there, and then a second later it reappears again!”
Are you seeing dark spots, lines, spider webs, flies, or flashing lights? Dr. Giyaur, a board-certified and experiences New York ophthalmologist, discusses where these “floaters” and flashes come from and what to do about them.


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